Raising Environmental Awareness

Discover Hyndburn Walks Launch

On Thursday 27th August The PROSPECTS Foundation is launching a series of ‘Discover Hyndburn’ self-guided walk leaflets.  The leaflets are aimed at people new to walking, those returning to walking, people new to the Hyndburn area as well as visitors and ramblers wishing to explore Hyndburn and the surrounding areas. They range from shorter walks […]

Family Activities

School Holidays! Most of our young people have been home educated since the beginning of lock-down.  Saturday, 18th July is the start of the traditional wakes-weeks in Hyndburn and the start of the long summer school holiday.  Since March, several of our partners and national charities have produced educational and fun family activity ideas and […]

The Big Butterfly Count is back

Following the fine spring weather we’ve seen the earliest average emergence of butterflies for the last 20 years. It’s vital that we understand how these weather patterns affect butterflies to help protect them for the future. By spending just 15 minutes taking part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count, you will help Butterfly Conservation understand how […]

Discover Hyndburn Walk Leaflets

PROSPECTS is not currently organising and leading any guided walks.  We have considered all the UK Government guidelines and the information and guidance available from the Ramblers and, like many walking groups, we have decided now is not the right time. Our Discover Hyndburn walks are now being written up into self-guided walk leaflets.  The […]

Taking Action for Insects

 Action for Insects is a campaign led by the Wildlife Trusts, supported by a range of partners who are all determined to reverse the alarming declines in insects and help nature recover across the UK. The Wildlife Trusts hope to inspire and help people take action for insects where they live, learn, work and farm. Just how important are insects to our everyday […]

Energy Conservation

With more people remaining at home for extended periods of time because of the coronavirus outbreak, households may see an unexpected increase in their monthly energy usage.  Please do your own research to find out what best fits with your home and family circumstances! PROSPECTS understands the increasing financial hardships facing families and businesses and […]

Biodiversity – Plants that Harm

Do you know about INNS – no not places to eat and drink – Invasive Non-Native Species? The plants we are most likely to encounter in Hyndburn are: – Himalayan Balsam – Well established and extremely invasive. Found at moist and semi-shaded places, waste ground, and thin woodlands; but particularly on soft banks by slow-moving water along canal sides, streams […]

Discover Hyndburn Walk Leaflets

Discover Hyndburn Walks We are not currently running a programme of Discover Hyndburn guided walks due to Covid-19.   These are normally held every two weeks (March to September) and we visit different places around the Borough.  We have hosted walks around Woodlands, Stanhill Village, Jackhouse Nature Reserve, Woodnook Vale & Rothwell Heights and to other […]

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